Messi recovery on track, say Barca

December 18, 2013
By ESPN staff
Barcelona have said that Lionel Messi's recovery from a hamstring tear is on schedule, meaning he should be back in January.

On their official website, Barca said club doctor Richard Pruna and director of sport Andoni Zubizarreta travelled to Argentina to check on his recovery from the injury, which he suffered away to Real Betis last month.

Messi, 26, has been in his home country since Nov. 29, working on what Barcelona have described as the "second phase" ...

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